Southside Theatre Guild

'All Shook Up' opens July 11


The live theatrical production “All Shook Up” opens July 11 and runs the next three weekends at Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn. The fun-filled musical is set in the ‘50s and features the music of Elvis Presley. 

Southside Theatre Guild in Fairburn presents their next live theatrical production, “All Shoot Up,” opening July 11 and running the following three weekends. 

This fun-filled musical set in the ‘50s features the music of Elvis Presley and is loosely based on Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

All Shook Up tells the story of a small-town girl (with big dreams) from somewhere in the middle of a square state… in the middle of a square decade… and the motorcycle-riding stud she falls for. Written by Joe DiPietro, the musical opened on Broadway in 2005. Director Jared Wright has assembled a cast of very talented actors, dancers and singers from around the South Atlanta area and they are ready to present a very entertaining show. For more details, visit

Also, Southside Theatre Guild presents their up-coming season:

“Pinocchio,” by Gayann Truelove, to be presented Oct. 31 - Nov. 17.

Pinocchio is a fresh and exciting retelling of the beloved tale of a puppet who longs to be a real boy. Full of high-energy stage action, big laughs, colorful sets, vibrant costumes, whimsical dances and all the famous characters from the original story, plus a few new friends. Join Pinocchio, Jimmy Cricket and all the puppets on a wild adventure to faraway places, dangerous lands and even under the sea. The production promises fun for the entire family.

“Waiting to be Invited,” by S. M. Shephard-Massat, to be presented Feb. 6-23, 2014.

In the play, it is 1964 in Atlanta. Four middle-aged black women, co-workers from a local doll factory, travel by city bus to a “whites only” eating establishment inside a downtown Atlanta department store. Their purpose is to “test” their newly acquired civil rights handed down by the Supreme Court outlawing segregation in eating establishments. This funny, touching play received the Kennedy Center Roger L. Stevens Award for New Playwrights and the Adrienne Kennedy Award for Most Promising Young Dramatist.

“The Nerd,” by Larry Shue, to be presented May 1-18, 2014.

Now an aspiring young architect, Willum has often told his friends about the debt he owes Rick, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. The action of “The Nerd” centers on the hilarious dilemma of this young architect who is visited by this hero — who outstays his welcome with a vengeance, leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence — a dire development that, happily, is staved off by the surprising “twist” ending of the play.

“110 in the Shade.” Book by N. Richard Nash, based on his play, “The Rainmaker.” Music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones. To be presented July 24 to Aug. 10, 2014.

Lizzie, a spinster woman, lives in her family’s ranch, in a hot and drought-stricken American Southwest town. The plot centers on her search for love and her choice between two suitors: Starbuck, a charismatic con man posing as a rainmaker who can bring rainfall to the drought-stricken, and Sheriff File, the town’s most eligible bachelor.

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